The one known as La Sala is an old farmhouse dating from the 12th century and located in the town of Sant Mateu de Bages. Although, to this day, it presents a certain state of deterioration, it has been declared a cultural asset of national interest.
In this photographic report by Narcís Serrat shared in Las Fotos de los Lectores de La Vanguardia, you can appreciate this historic construction that has almost a thousand years of history.
It is a fortified hamlet that is located on a hill. Its plant is square and has a series of loopholes in its lower part. The door that gives access to its interior is located on the right side of the main façade and is supported by a semicircular arch, in Romanesque style.
The town of Sant Mateu de Bages was, for many centuries, dominated by the lords of Boixadors and as far as religious control is concerned, it belonged to the bishopric of Vic and the deanery of Manresa.
And, although documents from the 12th century determine that this was an old domus, since the 17th century it began to function as a traditional farmhouse. However, it is clear that, to this day, it has lost much of the appearance of its fortification.